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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:00 PM
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Send a telepathic message to my son.
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 07:03 PM by rbnyc
Please tell him to turn around. I'm due in about 9 weeks. The doctor says if he doesn't turn around in the next 3 weeks, it's time to worry. He's still standing straight up and down on my left side. He's been that way for months. I keep telling him it's ok to turn around, that I'm strong enough to hold him and he doesn't have to stay all packed over on my left. We've done karmic focus for all kinds of stuff in the lounge. I really don't want to have a C section, so I wondered if every now and then, when you think of it, just shoot a turn-around-now vibe over NYC way.

Thanks so much.

EDIT: typo
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:01 PM
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1. tell him you'll buy him a pony
if he lays down.

You don't have to follow through - it'll be a valuable first lesson for him :)
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:04 PM
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3. Oh, I was telling him...
...I'd name him Dookus if I have to have a C section.

;-)
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:54 PM
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47. well if that didn't work, I don't know what will....
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:03 PM
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2. Have you spoken to the doc about massage?
My OB mentioned it to me when I had a terrible spell of sciatica during my pregnancy.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:05 PM
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4. No. I'll ask my next appt.
So far my doctor actually said I should talk to him.

:)

Good idea, thanks.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:09 PM
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6. Best of luck!
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 07:09 PM by Book Lover
I hate to pump other websites ( :-) ) but I found babycenter.com to have good message boards; or at least heavily-used message boards. There may be someone over there with a handy idea also.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:08 PM
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5. YES! MASSAGE!
My friend Arthur is an English trained ob/gyn.
He's retired now, but he taught other ob/gyns in Nashua, NH how to "turn" a fetus in utero. He does it through manipulation. Massage. Wish I could be more help.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:11 PM
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9. I will ask about it for sure.
My appts. are every 2 weeks now, so I can ask next Friday.

:)
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:10 PM
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7. FWIW, here's some exercises I found on the web...
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:12 PM
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10. AWESOME!
Thanks so much!
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:11 PM
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8. Both myself
and my sister were backwards, and mom had c-sections for both; shes transmitting her thoughts VERY hard right now



:hippie: The Incorrigible Democrat
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:12 PM
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11. Thanks so much. (nt)
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:12 PM
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12. Please little baby boy
turn around! Sounds uncomfortable. My first dropped 2 months early. Dude had a very pointy head when he was born!

Try some quiet music played on the right side, maybe he will move to hear it better? Good luck, I have no suggestions but wanted to wish you luck with that. Massage sounds good too.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:21 PM
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18. That's a cool idea too.
He's so big now, his head is shoved up into my ribcage on the left side and he dances on my pubic bone.

When yours dropped, was the feeling unmistakable?
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:34 PM
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Yes dear
I spent the next two months in the bathroom, the pressure was very strong. I imagine it is much the same with yours when he does his little dance. I got a nasty case of sciatica when he dropped and it felt like he was between my knees. It must be difficult for you to breathe.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:41 PM
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34. Yes it is.
I get very short of breath and I have a very weird short little cough.

It's so much fun, isn't it?

;-)
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:48 PM
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42. I actually
loved it but then I was never sick. Every minute feeling that little being in there was such a miracle to me. I hope you get some relief soon, how much longer? Not much I would suspect. Getting excited? I am. I am vicariously enjoying your pregnancy and can't wait for baby posts! I am such a sucker for babies.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:52 PM
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44. I actually love it too,
even tho I've had terrible symptoms. It's all part of it and I feel so lucky.

I have just less than 9 weeks til I'm due. Part of me doesn't want him to come out. (Maybe that's why he won't turn.) I feel like I'm going to miss him. Tho it will be great to be able to walk and breathe and Pee less than 24 times a day. ;-)
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:10 PM
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48. LOL, you will not
have the chance to miss him. I do know what you mean though. It will be a while before you miss this part, you will be too busy and to taken by the little bundle of joy and crying that comes from you. Then you get the first smile, first pat, first kiss. I am so happy for you.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:13 PM
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13. (((((((rbnyc, jr................turn around!))))))))...............
Done and done. He should be moving anytime now.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:21 PM
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19. Cool! (nt)
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:14 PM
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14. My baby hated the third trimester sonogram so much that she turned...
...somersaults trying to get away from the sound waves. I think that's when she tied two knots in her cord. Luckily, the cord was thick and tough, and the knots didn't harm her.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:27 PM
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24. Wow.
There's so much going on in there, it's mind-blowing.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:15 PM
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15. {{{{{{{{{{{{{ turn around sweet precious baby boy }}}}}}}}}}}}}
.....sure hope it works Rene'!! :hi: :loveya:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:22 PM
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21. Thanks, sweety.
:loveya:
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:17 PM
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16. rbnyc - you got it!
I'll use my strongest juju!

Good luck and much love to you - its going to be alright!!!
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:23 PM
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22. Thanks.
I appreciate that a lot.

:loveya:
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onebigbadwulf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:19 PM
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17. In my humble opinion
C-sections are better than natural birth anyway.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:21 PM
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20. How come?
I am honestly not trying to get into a fight, but I'm curious - why do you think c-sections are better? Is it the timing/planning thing?
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onebigbadwulf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:46 PM
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39. A few reasons...
it's painless...
safer for the baby...
no permanent damage to the mother (particularly to your genitals)...
it's faster...
and it's hassle free.

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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:53 PM
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45. Gee, I can't agree with some of these
For one thing, a scar is technically permanent damage, whereas my genitalia has had no permanent damage after giving birth (unless you consider a bit of vaginal stretching damage; I can see where one could). I understand that most women experience more pain while the uterus and flesh heal from the cuts than if the uterus simply had to relax back to its nonpregnant size.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:26 PM
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23. Yikes.
Doesn't it take longer to recover? I have to get back to work ASAP. I don't have paid leave, and I'm the main source of income at home. Also, I'm so horrified at the idea of being sliced open. I know I'm getting cut somewhere, one way or the other...tho I'm hoping that I'm just really stretchy. ;-) But to have a big incision like that--hell, I was freaked out by the amnio!

:scared:

But to each their each.

:)
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:35 PM
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30. "C-sections are better than natural birth anyway"
C-sections take twice as long to recover from. C-sections should only be done as a last resort. IMHO
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:28 PM
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25. Don't make me come over there!
Turn yourself around now, mister!

:D
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:29 PM
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26. Uh Oh!
Now he might stay put just to get a visit from Uncle David.

:loveya:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:31 PM
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27. Heh...he'll probably call my bluff.
I'm just an old softy. I can't wait to meet the little guy. :loveya:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:33 PM
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28. AA-BOUT ....... FACE!!!!
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:34 PM
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29. Thanks, babe. (nt)
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:35 PM
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31. Oh lordy
I had to have what's called an 'inversion' with my 1st kid...basically this entails being strapped to a table Jesus stylee, 4 sadistic doctors (2 on either side) pushing like mad...*encouraging* the baby to turn on its own. I really, REALLY hope you don't have to go through any such thing, it was the singuarly most painful thing I've ever felt in my life. And I ended up having a c-section anway because she didn't turn. :(

(FWIW I'd take a c-section ANY day rather than actual labor and pushing and all...yeeeek! x()


I'll be sending positive wishes to you Rene. :hug:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:43 PM
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35. Thank You.
I am going to have some type of help with labor pains, tho I haven't decided what yet. But I only plan on doing this once, so I really want to experience labor. (I say that now, right?)

Anyway, thanks so much for your good thoughts.

:hug:
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:37 PM
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32. My daughter didn't turn the right way until the last week.
So, you still have time. Do have a doctor or a midwife?
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:45 PM
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37. I have a doctor.
That's encouraging actually. There IS time. I am kind of ready for him to get his head out of my ribs, tho. LOL.

;-)
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:54 PM
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46. Cool...
I'm studying to be a nurse midwife, so I was just wondering. My doctor was great too.
Oh yeah... the head in the ribcage, I remember that well.

He'll be here in no time and you'll wonder what you ever did without him.
Good luck and best wishes rbnyc! :)
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:40 PM
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33. My message:
"If you'll just be nice to your mom, I'll let you read my "Johnny the Homicidal Manic" comics when you're old enough."

:evilgrin:

:hi:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:46 PM
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38. COOL!
That sounds like an awesome deal to me. If he gets anything from or my dad, that probably sounds like a great deal to him too.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:45 PM
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36. You could try playing Gloria Estefan?
Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it...

OK, so the song kinda sucks, but it's the thought that counts, right?

Or, you could try getting all car-trip-motherly -- Turn around this instant, young man! Don't make me...um...turn around...
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:48 PM
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41. That song's better than the one that was in my head yesterday.
Turn Around,
Every now and then I get a little bit....

I don't even know all the words.

What's it called? Bright Eyes?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:47 PM
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40. Turn little one...
Your mommy is there to protect you and guide you. It's ok to let go and turn...She will be there for you. You don't know it yet..but she will always be there for you.

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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:50 PM
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43. Aww, thanks Solly.
That was really sweet.

:hug:
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